DAVID SCOTT - CONGRESSMAN, REPRESENTING GEORGIA'S 13TH DISTRICT

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  • WXIA 11 Alive: Thousands attend job fair
    Posted in Blog on April 1, 2016 | Preview rr

    By Jon Shirek and Julie Wolfe , WXIA 10:27 PM. GMT April 01, 2016 COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (WXIA) -- Thousands of job seekers jammed the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park Friday for the annual jobs fair organized by Metro Atlanta Congressman David Scott. And among the employers who are hiring -- Homeland Security agencies, looking for people to help fight the war on terror. Officer Arrisia Sims of U.S. Customs and Border Protection was there with some of her fellow officers trying... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott Announces 13th Annual Jobs Fair - April 1, 2016
    Posted in Press Release on March 30, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Small Business, Labor & Employment, Veterans

    Today Congressman David Scott proudly announced that he will host his 13th Annual Jobs Fair on Friday, April 1, 2016, from 10am to 3pm, at the Georgia International Convention Center, located at 2000 Convention Center Concourse, College Park, GA 30337 . This year Congressman Scott’s Jobs Fair is teaming up with the following federal and state agencies: U.S. Veterans Administration (VA) and Atlanta VA Medical Center to provide special employment, health and benefits resources for veterans; U.S. S... Read more

  • Small Business Forums at the Jobs Fair
    Posted in Press Release on March 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business

    Are you interested in starting or growing your own business? The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Georgia District Office will host small business forums at the upcoming Jobs Fair. Similar forums at the Jobs Fair last year were very popular with attendees. Please use the registration links below to register for any SBA module(s) you would like to attend, as seating is limited. You must register for each session separately Overview of SBA Programs and Services - This module, presented by... Read more

  • Jobs and Growth in the Thirteenth District
    Posted in Blog on March 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business

    Congressman David Scott is focused on economic development and job creation in the Thirteenth Congressional District. He has consistently supported pro-growth laws, met with business and labor leaders, and is hosting an upcoming annual jobs fair on Friday, April 1. Legislation - in 2015, Congressman David Scott supported several important new laws that will help grow the economy in the 13th Congressional District. Transportation - Congressman Scott voted for the FAST Act to fund federal transpor... Read more

  • Millions Saved for Constituents
    Posted in Blog on March 8, 2016 | Preview rr

    In 2015, Congressman David Scott's office was able to help constituents secure taxpayer savings and benefits of $2,66,1209. That sum includes help with mortgages, VA benefits, Social Security disability payments, and assistance from other federal agencies. In addition, Congressman Scott's office opened over 1,200 casework files on behalf of his constituents. His office was able to help with veterans issues, mortgage assistance, immigration problems, retirement benefits and other issues. Congress... Read more

  • Rep. Scott honors fallen Riverdale officer with resolution renaming Post Office
    Posted in Press Release on March 7, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David Scott (GA-13) announced today that he will introduce a resolution to rename the Riverdale, Georgia Post Office at Church Street and Main Street in honor of fallen police officer Major Gregory Barney. He was the first Riverdale police officer to die in the line of duty. On February 11, 2016, Major Barney, was shot and killed while giving chase to a suspect during a raid on an illegal drug operation. Major Barney was a twenty-five year veteran of the Riverdale Po... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott Announces 14th Annual Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Release on February 24, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Arts and Humanities

    Today Congressman David Scott (D-GA) announced his 14th Annual Congressional Art Competition, An Artistic Discovery, for Georgia’s Thirteenth Congressional District. High school students who reside in or attend a public, private or home school in Georgia’s 13th Congressional District are invited to submit artwork for the competition. The Congressional Art Competition was created in 1982 as a way to showcase the artistic talents of young people throughout the country. To date, Congressman David S... Read more

  • Black History Month - Julian Bond
    Posted in Blog on February 21, 2016 | Preview rr

    In honor of Black History Month, I have been profiling notable African-Americans from Georgia throughout February. To read our first profile of the first African-American Congressman from Georgia, Jefferson Long, click here. To read our second profile about the desegregation of the University of Georgia click here. Our third profile is on civil rights activist and my former colleague, Julian Bond. ... Horace Julian Bond was born on January 14, 1940 in Nashville, Tennessee. As a college student a... Read more

  • Black History Month - Integration of UGA
    Posted in Blog on February 9, 2016 | Preview rr

    In honor of Black History Month, I will be profiling notable African Americans from Georgia throughout February. To read our first profile of the first African American Congressman from Georgia, Jefferson Long, click here. The second profile is of the desegregation and integration of the University of Georgia. The Integration of UGA In the summer of 1959, Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter applied to the University of Georgia. Holmes and Hunter both had excellent records in school and surpasse... Read more

  • Black History Month - Georgia's First Black Congressman
    Posted in Blog on February 2, 2016 | Preview rr

    In honor of Black history month, I will be profiling notable African Americans from Georgia throughout February. The first profile is of the first African American elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia, Congressman Jefferson Long of Macon. Born on March 3, 1836 in Knoxville, Georgia, Jefferson Long would go on to become the second African American elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and ultimately the first African American Congressman to speak on the House floor. L... Read more